New Perspectives on Peace and Security: A Culture of Peace for Future Generations at the United Nations in New York

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Date & Time: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
9:00 AM-5:30 PM
Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School
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United Nations
First Avenue and 45th Street
New York, NY 10017
Cost: $125 meet at the UN; $295 with transportation from New England
Sponsored by: Institute for Global Leadership
Description: The Institute for Global Leadership Presents

New Perspectives on Peace and Security for A Culture of Peace for Future Generations at the United Nations in New York

Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 9:00 AM-5:30 PM

This day is for those interested in new ways tp address community, institutional and global challenges that emphasize respect for human rights, peaceful settlement of disputes, ethics, values and systems that will secure greater ecological integrity, economic and social well being. This work started in 2001 to support the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence for the Children of the World (2001-2010).

$125 meet at the UN; $295 with transportation from New England; RSVP with full payment by August 20th to 32 Hill Top Circle, Worcester, MA 01609. For reservations call 508-245-6843.

Your guide for the day: Virginia Swain, Founder, Institute for Global Leadership & Center for Global Community & World Law

9:00 am Meet in Dag Hammarskjold Meditation Room, United Nations Visitors Entrance Lobby, 46th and 1st Avenue
9:30 am United Nations Tour
11:30-1:30 Luncheon at a nearby restaurant
1:30-3:30 Briefing by Professor Sven Hroar Klempe on the Human Right to Peace and Conscientious Objection; Ms. Michiko Kuroda on Peace and Security; Virginia Swain on Imaging (or Envisioning), a Technique of the Celebration for the Children of the World: A Model for Building Global Community, the inaugural event of the Global Mediation and Reconciliation Service and Reconciliation Leadership

Sven Hroar Klempe will speak about The Human Right to Peace, conscientious objection and civil disobedience. He has worked on national and international campaigns as a conscientious objector to military services. Professor Klempe is the former Dean of the Department of Psychology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. He is a former Professor in Musicology and Associate Professor in Social Psychology at the Department of Psychology. His fields of interest within psychology are communication, media, music, education, and epistemology. His current research projects address music and mass media, as well as education and resistance to learning.

Ms. Michiko Kuroda was the Chief of Staff from 2004-2006 of the peacekeeping and peacebuilding mission in Timor-Leste. As Chief of Staff, she was the principal adviser to the head of the mission, who is the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and the Deputy SRSG. She was also in charge of the SRSG's Office in managing public information, correspondence, gender issues, as well as Civilian Support Group. She worked for three years in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, where she had the responsibility to guide the peacekeeping missions in the field. Since November 2006, she is a Senior Management Analyst with the committee on Committee on Contracts, Department of Management. Michiko is the co-author of "Early Warning Capacity of the United Nations System: Prospects for the Future”

Virginia Swain, Founder and Director, Institute for Global Leadership will describe a technique of the Global Mediation and Reconciliation Service and engage participants in an interactive imaging process.

The Commission on Global Governance's report emphasized that "the world needs leaders made strong by vision, sustained by ethics and revealed by political courage that looks to the longer term and future generations for whom the present is held in trust". In light of this recognition, we introduce our cornerstone project, Celebration of the Children of the World: A Model for Building Global Community at the United Nations in 1992.

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 United Nations and Children: A Systems Thinking Approach, featuring 20 years of commitment to Culture of Peace by developing a Global Mediation and Reconciliation Service and Reconciliation Leadership (see

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Phone: 508-245-6843
Entered by: Virginia Swain

Created: April 9, 2010 at 8:45 PM
Last Modified: August 16, 2012 at 2:08 PM

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